Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) are one of the most disruptive communication platforms of the last 15 years with high socio-economic value.
Within this framework, the network properties of OSNEM can be used to capture multiple phenomena related to OSNEM, at different logical layers, from a technical perspective (e.g., OSNEM data management and information diffusion), as well as a societal perspective (e.g., the OSNEM users’ social structures). Moreover, the analysis of network dynamics represents one of the biggest challenges that emerged in recent years within the network science community.
Therefore, OSNeD will focus on the analysis of OSNEM from the standpoint of its network properties and dynamics at all scales, from macro- to meso- (e.g., community) to micro (e.g., ego network) scales. It will be particularly interesting to highlight the impact of network properties and dynamics on emerging phenomenon, such as diffusion of information, the acquisition of the role of influencer, trust among users, polarization of opinions, diffusion of fake news, etc.
The OSNeD workshop aims at engaging a multidisciplinary community.
The workshop also welcomes submissions applying a wide range of (computer- and network-science) techniques and tools to OSNEM for investigating the properties and roles of the network of (online) social relationships in the various sectors of the society (e.g., politics, economics, finance, health, entertainment).
Within the general focus of the workshop on OSNEM network properties and dynamics, topics include: